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          The opinion in support of the decision being entered today was not written for
                   publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.             

                                                            Paper No. 23              

                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                       
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                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                  AND INTERFERENCES                                   
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                            Ex parte VINCENT DE LAFORCADE                             
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                                Appeal No. 1998-3309                                  
                             Application No. 08/618,306                               
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                               HEARD: DECEMBER 5, 2000                                
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          Before CALVERT, McQUADE, and GONZALES, Administrative Patent                
          Judges.                                                                     
          GONZALES, Administrative Patent Judge.                                      

                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                   
               This is a decision on appeal from the examiner's final                 
          rejection of claims 3, 5 through 10 and 15 through 17.  Claims              
          1, 2, 13 and 14 have been canceled.  Claims 4, 11 and 12, the               
          only other claims in the application, stand withdrawn from                  
          consideration under 37 CFR  1.142(b).                                      
               We REVERSE.                                                            








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